The BBC Foundation was established to raise funds to directly benefit every BBC boy. The BBC Foundation is dedicated solely to meeting the needs of BBC and supporting our College as an outstanding learning environment. We invest in our boys as the next generation of leaders, innovators and change makers. The only way we are able to do this is through being part of a committed community, which has fostered a culture of connection and philanthropy spanning more than 100 years.
Our Philanthropic Purpose
To raise and manage funds for the benefit of all BBC boys.
- act with integrity
- be reliable
- be trustworthy
- be responsible
- be inclusive
- To provide financial support for educational purposes.
- To create opportunities to attract and retain support from alumni, current and past parents, current and past staff and the wider College community.
- To raise funds for acquisition, construction or maintenance of land and buildings for BBC boys’ use.
- To attract and encourage donations and Gifts in Wills.
- To act as trustee of College trusts and funds.
- To ensure compliance with PMSA policies, FIA and ACNC fundraising regulation codes and ethical practices.
We exist to financially support College projects beyond budget affordability, as well as offering financial assistance to students in need through donor-funded bursaries. The Foundation Board is committed to ensuring activities of the Foundation are managed ethically and adhere to best practice corporate governance standards. Each Director is passionate about making a difference to the education experience for every boy at BBC.
Our desire is to be trusted and supported by the entire BBC community, fostering a culture where supporting the Foundation is engrained in the fabric of the College and giving back to BBC is “just the way it is done”. Short term, the Foundation aims for increased financial support for fundraising endeavours and programs from within our BBC community. Long term, the Foundation aims to maintain funds under investment, empowering BBC to plan with confidence.
Board of Directors
The BBC Foundation Ltd is registered as a Company Limited by guarantee and is managed by a Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board is Mr Sandy Grant, an Old Collegian (‘77) and parent of two boys who have graduated from BBC in 2009 and 2015. The Headmaster, representatives from the PMSA, the Old Collegians' Association (OCA) and the Parents and Friends' Association are also on the board. There is a mixture of current parents and Old Boys as elected directors.
*The BBC Foundation is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).